Breaking News: Alyssa Healy Ruled Out, This WBBL Star Will Lead The Team In 5th T20I Against India

Australia Women’s cricket team stand-in skipper Alyssa Healy has been ruled out from the final T20I match against India due to a calf strain. Now the stand-in vice skipper Tahlia McGrath will lead the team for the first time against India in the final clash.

Healy was injured in the fourth T20I while batting against India on Saturday. After the calf strain, she wasn’t able to field, and in place of her, Beth Mooney completed her duties behind the wicket and also; she is all set to do keeping in the upcoming match.

Earlier, Healy became the skipper of the Australian team in this series against India in the absence of regular skipper Meg Lanning. This calf injury to Alyssa Healy broke her record of featuring in 107 T20I consecutive matches for the Australian team.

Tahlia McGrath looked very confident in the press meeting; however, Adelaide Striker won the WBBL title last month under her captaincy.

“I’m new to leadership in this team and have been learning a lot on the fly, and it probably worked in my favour that I didn’t have long to think about it. I was strangely calm out there and had a lot of support. I had to try and stay calm and keep the team calm. I’ve come off the back of captaining Strikers for six weeks, where it’s high pressure. The best players in the world are there, and that’s what it felt like; I was captaining the Strikers with a few extra players.” said Tahlia McGrath in a press meeting.

After this series, the Australian team will host the Pakistan team for T20I and ODI series against Pakistan in mid-January ahead of the T20 World Cup in February.

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